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New Dinner Show Concept for Cirque du Soleil

A new dinner show concept is in the works which combines a Cirque du Soleil performance with a nice dinner and champagne. It will be spectacular. The only issue is you’ll have to go to Mexico to experience it!

Cirque du Soleil features 19 shows at various venues around the world. The new Vidanta Theater in Riviera Maya will be their first dinner-and-show venue. The Canadian-based company states it will be a place where “performance and culinary creativity” meet.

The 600-seat theater is being built and promises to be a very intimate building with a natural pool and the beauty of the Yucatan’s jungle. The theater is located between the Cancun International Airport and Playa del Carmen in the heart of the resort area. It is expected to be complete sometime in May.

Vidanta Theater

Photo courtesy of PRNewsFoto/Grupo Vidanta

This new dinner show concept could easily come to Cirque’s shows in the United States. The Las Vegas and Orlando shows would be a perfect location, however, the large theater size and audience could be a challenge. Since smaller shows and a drastic change in the venue layout would be required, it appears you’ll have to go to Mexico to experience this dinner show. I have my passport – let’s go!!

Currently there is no word on the new dinner show’s theme or how much tickets will cost. The Orlando Cirque du Soleil show is themed La Nouba – the story of all stories, the site of all mysteries, where dreams and nightmares sleep side by side. Attractions tickets generally run from $63 to $150. The Vegas show at the Bellagio, “O” is an aquatic masterpiece of surrealism and theatrical romance. Show tickets generally range from $109 to several hundred dollars (VIP).

If you are looking for an intimate Orlando dinner show, Capone’s Dinner & Show offers the best show in a smaller theater setting. Raving reviews keep this dinner-and-show concept alive and well after more than 20 years. The show and cuisine are not advertised as “exquisite,” but rather “good, plenty, affordable and fun.” I highly recommend it. No need for a passport, just a secret password to enter the theater. Fun!

Capone’s Dinner & Show Feels the Love

Capone’s Dinner & Show is feelin’ the love this Valentine’s Day – every day, actually. Over the course of a year, the theater has hosted close to 400 productions with many sold out shows. The wait staff has served over 100 thousand drinks (not all alcoholic beverages – lol), and the kitchen has prepared so many meals, it’s mind boggling. The fan base is comprised of folks of all ages, and Capone’s loves them all!

Capone's Dinner & Show

Currently Capone’s Dinner & Show has 7,250 likes on Facebook. If “likes” were “love,” that would be a lot of love! On Trip Advisor, Capone’s has more reviews from the community than any other active Orlando dinner show. Over 700 of the 900+ reviews rate this attraction “very good” to “excellent.” With these positive reviews, Capone’s has earned a certificate of excellence three years in a row. The love just keeps growing.

Orlando Dinner Show Reviews

Here is just a small sample of some of the most recent reviews of this Orlando dinner show:

“We were very pleasantly surprised with the great food selection and taste. Plus the show was very entertaining and a lot of fun.”

“This place is so awesome- the show is so much fun and so funny! The buffet style meal is top quality, with plenty to eat and chose from. ONE SUPER DINNER SHOW NIGHT OUT!!!! We have done this show numerous times, and always have a ball!”

“We do enjoy our show and dining. Good shows and good food. Good prices also. and its even good for the kids to enjoy. We visit every Aug and we will until you all shut the doors.”

“We celebrated our first anniversary there on the 1/24. The cast “picked on” my husband the whole show and I have never laughed so much! The food was good and plentiful. Biggest meatballs I’ve ever seen. The drinks were not watered down and the wait staff took really good care of everyone. I’ve told everyone if they go to Orlando, they have to go to Capone’s!”

“Capones has been around for a long time! My family has been going for at least 12 Years… The show is constantly changing and is always entertaining! The servers are sassy and fun, the show is funny and the food is great! Over the past 6 months, the food has even gotten better! (Special thanks to Chef Teddy!!) You can’t go wrong with great food, good entertainment and all you want to drink!! Thanks Capones for a great night out! :)”

The staff at Capone’s Dinner & Show is very appreciative of their huge fan base. In a time where customer satisfaction isn’t always appreciated, the folks at Capone’s Dinner & Show are always willing to do what needs to be done to make the guest’s experience a positive one. The owner, John Kucik, states “While it’s impossible to please all guests we certainly do our best at Capone’s Dinner & Show. If for ANY reason you are dissatisfied with our dinner or show please ask to speak to a manager so we can try to please your party. Guest satisfaction is Capone’s Dinner & Show’s top priority. I am always willing to listen, so if you’re still not happy, call and ask for me.”

From their guest’s feedback, Capone’s Dinner & Show has made many positive changes throughout their (over 20 year) history to be sure guests leave happy. From better food service, enhanced sound system, theatre renovations and more, if you’re not feelin’ the love from Al and the gang, you might need a defibrillator! Get your heart beating to the songs of the show and warm up to the buffet. This Orlando dinner show has enough love to spread around. Happy Valentine’s Day from Al and the gang!

Orlando Dinner Show Anniversaries

This past year, Capone’s Dinner & Show marked its 20th anniversary and produced a new show, revamping a 10-year run from the last new show. This coming year, Arabian Nights dinner show will be celebrating their 25th anniversary. They are now featuring a new show called, “The Royal Celebration.” This is significant, because it will be the first complete revision of the show in 14 years.

The Royal Celebration
This Orlando dinner show spins a tale of romance and magic taking place on the wedding day of Princess Amirah. Her groom is none other than Prince Raswan from another tribe. These two kingdoms are the most powerful kingdoms in the Empire, so, as you might expect, it reckons to be a royal event. You can also expect a little rivalry between these 2 tribes. Can they come together as the prince and princess have?

This Orlando dinner show has not forgotten what has made it a favorite amongst dinner show guests. The horses. The famous Al-Marah Arabian horses are spectacular. They are joined with 12 other breeds including American Quarter horses, Belgian draft horses and Percherons. Just as Capone’s has kept some of their guests’ favorite parts of the show in all of their sequels, including the stand-up comedy portion of the show, Arabian Nights has kept a few of their guest favorites in this new show. For one, the Black Arabian Stallion along with its highly skilled rider remain a large part of the show and are sure to impress.

The new show at Arabian Nights features new costumes, music and interior decor. Sound familiar? It should. Capone’s Dinner & Show has shown a great amount of success when they renovated their theater, added new sets, lighting, sound and costumes. For guests that return from a previous visit, it can make a big difference.

While some of the reviews of this new show at Arabian Nights have not been well received, most horse-lovers will appreciate the incredible beauty of the horses in the show and the difficulty of the routines they perform. They are not looking so much for a plot to the show, but can enjoy the dinner show for what it is. Capone’s Dinner Show offers two different shows for their guests. This comes after numerous requests to bring back their old show once their die-hard fans had a chance to experience the all-new anniversary show. Now guests get the best of both worlds, a new show and a favorite show.

Capone’s Dinner & Show has implemented many food changes during their big anniversary year. A new salad bar has been set up with fresh seasonal favorites. Having it separate from the rest of the food has sped up the line to the buffet. This Orlando dinner show has also included a meat carving station with steak, turkey and pork. This ensures freshness and a nice variety. Arabian Nights has not changed this portion of their dinner show ticket. The bleacher-style seating and plated food remain the same. They have added VIP tickets and an unlimited drink ticket package, which, unlike Capone’s, cost extra, but is reasonable.

If you’ve attended Arabian Nights recently and have comments, please share them on our blog. We’d like to know your thoughts about the new show at Arabian Nights in Orlando.

Friday’s Feature: Orlando Dinner Show Photo & Review (1/18/13)

We’ve made it to another Friday! You know what that means… time for the wise guys and gals at Capone’s Dinner & Show to feature an outstanding Orlando dinner show photo and guest review. We welcome your opinions and want to make your visit to Capone’s Dinner & Show the best experience possible. We are happy to share our guests’ opinions with the hope that you will experience Capone’s for yourself!

This Friday’s Orlando dinner show photo features our gang during our holiday show with Jennifer (and friend), who was kind enough to post a photo on Trip Advisor, along with a positive review that we featured last week. Remember, if you would like to share a photo that you have taken at our show, we’ll feature it here on Al’s blog. Click here to send us your best shot.

Guests pose with characters at Orlando dinner show.

This Friday, we are submitting a couple of Orlando dinner show reviews. You can search Trip Advisor for any of the Orlando dinner shows, and you will read both positive and negative comments. We know that we cannot please everybody all the time, but we sure try to!

Orlando dinner show review sent in by ‘TheFranci’ on Trip Advisor, written January 13, 2013.

“Most fun I have had at a dinner show”From the time we exited the car and were greeting by some thug in a pinstripe suit though applause at the end of the night, the cast made sure we had a great time.

We opted to enter the club early (one drink purchase required) and hung out upstairs while some played cards and others sat around talking. By coming in early, you avoid waiting outside and do get seated first, however it did not appear that those necessarily got better seats.

Every person working is in character. The stage show was only a small part of the entertainment. I had most of my fun listening to the characters interact with guests and each other. It was cheesy, funny and just a downright good time.

The food was good, certainly nothing great, but for $30 a piece we had a pretty good meal, great entertainment, and plenty of drinks. The service by the staff was exceptional. My wife’s sodas and my rum runners never sat empty – and I drank eight of those rum runners so they certainly could have given up any time. That said, I was feeling good at the end of the night so I would suggest there is a little rum and a lot of runner in their drinks.

As required by Florida law, every venue must take your picture and try to sell you photos. Capone’s found a way to convince us to buy them with their mocked up newspaper featuring both our name and photo against a police mug-shot-style background.

Orlando dinner show review sent in by ‘chollinger’ on Trip Advisor, written January 14, 2013.

“Al Capone’s…down home…speakeasy!”

This was my fourth trip to Capone’s, and it just gets better every time! Yes, it’s kitschy. The jokes are corny, and the laughs are cheap. But the food is decent, the drinks keep flowing, and the show changes on a regular basis. All you can eat Italian buffet offers spaghetti, pizza, lasagna, turkey, beef, sausage and peppers, and a full salad bar. Drinks include wine, beer, soda and several types of cocktails. The service is impeccable, and the atmosphere is just fun. If you’re looking for 5* entertainment, and gourmet food, you won’t find it here. If you want a fun, fairly inexpensive night out to laugh, eat, and have a few drinks, this is the place. For those with children, some jokes do venture to the raunchy side, so keep that in mind if easily offended. My only disappointment was missing the “Going Bananas” song that wasn’t part of this show, but the new show provided plenty of laughs and more audience interaction than in the past, so overall, it was another great experience at Capone’s! I’ll be back, and so will the first timers that accompanied us this time around!

The wise guys and gals, and myself, Al, here at Capone’s Dinner & Show thank everyone for their positive reviews. We love our repeat offenders! We also love the positive feedback given by our guests. You are the reason our show and service continue to be the best.

We are working on getting studio time for recording new music, and have also added new cast members to insure that a high quality cast is always in place. Mama Capone has started cooking whole turkeys in our new smoker, and a new state-of-the-art fryer is being introduced in the kitchen, which should enhance the quality of our fried food. Also included in the improvements are new heat lamps for the hot dinner buffet to spread the heat out more evenly. Some of these suggestions came from our guests and we value their input. So if it has been awhile since you have visited our dinner show, we would love to see you back!

Friday’s Feature: Orlando Dinner Show Photo & Review (1/11/13)

This Friday, the wise guys and gals at Capone’s Dinner & Show would like to feature an outstanding Orlando dinner show photo and guest review. We welcome your opinions and want to make your visit to Capone’s Dinner & Show the best experience possible. We are happy to share our guests’ opinions with the hope that you will experience Capone’s for yourself!Now that a few of you have been ‘made’ and have seen the new show, consider sending us a photo from your experience. We’ll try to feature it here on Al’s blog. Click here to send us your best shot.This Friday’s Orlando dinner show photo features our two love birds, Fingers and Bunny pictured here singing a duet. The singing and dancing is enjoyed by many of our guests (read the review below). The action and comedy are also enjoyed by all and add to our all-new show. Speaking of love birds, with Valentine’s Day only a month away, it would be a good idea to make your reservations now for our Valentine’s VIP Experience. It includes tickets to Capone’s and even an overnight option!Characters sing a duet at Orlando Dinner ShowThis Friday, we are submitting an Orlando dinner show review sent in by ‘Jennifer P’ on Trip Advisor, written December 26, 2012.

“Capone’s is the Best!”A couple weeks ago, my husband and I were celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary, and our first choice of where to spend it was Capone’s Dinner and Show. I’d been once before, earlier this year, with my parents and son during spring break, and I absolutely fell in love with the place. I’d talked about it so much, that my husband immediately suggested we go for our anniversary.We had an absolutely wonderful time! We both thought the food was great- especially my husband, who ate so much he didn’t feel hungry again til the next afternoon! Our server, Bottles, was fantastic, he kept joking with me about my drinking “abilities”, and he never let my rum runner get even close to empty. The show is the best part of the evening, and I can’t say enough good things about the actors. The show is hilarious and silly, in the best possible way. My personal favorite part was the song that “Fingers” does with the servers just before intermission. The choreography in that song had me nearly falling off my chair I was laughing so much. All in all, I love Capone’s, I love how everyone is in character and the “attitude”… and I can’t wait to go back.

The wise guys and gals, and myself, Al, here at Capone’s Dinner & Show thank you for your nice review. Anniversaries and occasions of all types are fun to celebrate at our joint. It is no wonder guests return year after year. A great Orlando dinner show that is fun for everyone!